Depends on the subject of the blog really. I generally aim to soft launch with 1 post per category and then build on that.
Unless there's existing traffic to the site it doesn't really matter. If you are adding a blog to an existing site, then it's best to plan out some killer post to launch with.
Always quality over quantity. Users may be attracted by the huge list of posts in your blog, but finally they'll read one or two. And if you made low quality posts to increase their number you'll achieve an high bounce rate.
Always write less posts but good ones.
if there are not too many links down below, you can just start with one paragraph. the quality matters here again, even one line at times explains or asks much more than what a thousand words confuse your audiance.
I also just launched a new blog. I installed a self-hosted wordpress blog on my wife's accountancy website a few weeks ago, and have now posted about 10 articles (really good information from both the accountancy firm and it's business partners who provide expert advice).
However I really don't know how to go about advertising these articles so that people get to read them. I have all the social buttons added to each article, added RSS feeds, email subscriptions, and I have registered my wife and her company blog on a couple of blogging hubs. I tried to look for some blog directories to add links from but they all seem to be pay ones - which I will never do.
Any suggestions how I can get exposure and higher search engine rankings?
[edited by: tedster at 2:13 am (utc) on Dec 23, 2011]
Try to make each post 500+ words. This will go a whole lot further.
You can create your blog even with a single post, but the main thing is that you have to create blogs at regular interval basis.
I think it depends on what topic or product you want to write. Of course you can start it from a blank one. It's better to post more articles and get comments from visitors, this help a lot to you.
I think start it from a blank one.I also want to suggest you that use good unique quality content for your blog post if you want effiecent results through blog posting and use minimum 500 character length for your blog posts and update site time to time with fresh material.
I was going to quality over quantity it looks like someone already beat me to it with posting it, just really focus on your quality to give your blog a good start, also focus on your site structure you can just keep tweaking everything overtime but its important to focus on design and useability also
Select good topic With quality words with increasing characters and also increase your quantity level and designing also should be attractive.